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Using powertab to work out your favourite SNES/Mega drive tunes etc..

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by yoshi, Dec 31, 2003.


  1. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Hi all.

    This applies to all musicians, specifically those who are familiar with tab (but also with notation hence the 'all msuician tag!).

    Ever heard a killer snes tune but just can't work it out by ear? Well I figured out a way to use a program to work them out for you!

    Step 1: You'll need a midi file of the track - these are easily available accross the interent.

    Step 2: Download a tab editing program named 'powertab' (www.powertab.net I think - this is a legally free program).

    Step 3: Go to file > import > import midi > select the midi file

    Step 4: follow the instructions in the steps (assigning treble instrumenst to gtr staff and bass to bass staff).

    Step 5: Out pops a fully playable tabbed versionof the song. You can export/print this file as tab or even notation!

    Just thought I'd share that as I was pretty amazed when I discovered it by accident :D